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, except look at the price tag of repairing things after stuff -- look at katrina, now sandy. sandy wasn't an especially big hurricane as hurricanes go. it just happened to get deflected ashore in an inopportune place. from a geologic standpoint, katrina was 2005. sandy's 2012. in the sense of deep time, that's like the wink of an eye, it's happening just like that. if these storms happen every five years, then every four years, it's going to be a very expensive and traumatic thing. that's in the developed world where we have the means to feed people on thanksgiving day. in the developing world it leads to horrible trauma. we have huge inefficiencies and there's going to be conflict over transportation and clean water and who gets the rights to live in the most desirable places. this could be a turning point. >> bill nye, the science guy, told me that the world can expect more superstorms like sandy. >>> a deadly fire rips through a clothing factory. 2,000 people were inside a nine-story building in a country where most clothing is exported to the u.s. what do you got? restrained driver
spiriva. sxwrirchlgts we talk about katrina. there is the long island express as well that was hit in the middle east. it claimed hundreds and hundreds of lives. the death toll was so high. there was hardly any warning or preparation for that matter. well, in the wake of this week's superstorm time magazine is exploring ways to protect people and property from these monster hurricanes. brian joins us live from new york. brooen, it's great to see you. first of all, very compelling articles here. i want to start off by talking about the power grid. you've got millions of folks along the east coast still without power. now they are freezing. we're going to talk about the real cold temperatures coming up over the weekend. how do we focus on the power system to make it more resilient, stronger? >> well, one thing you can do is to look actually at buried power lines. 18% of distribution lines in the u.s. are actually underground. of course, if they're above ground, then they're vulnerable to being knocked down by trees, which is what's happened in all kinds of storms, including a big one
and the right thing to do. >> i agree. >> listen, whether you're trying to survive a katrina or a sandy, it doesn't matter if a person has a "d" or an "r" in front of their name. >> absolutely. >> thanks, guys, appreciate it. >> stay warm vicariously through me, my friend. >> all right. the new york marathon cancelled because of sandy. but my next guess is she's still going to run in memory of her mother, when we come back. [ male announcer ] do you have the legal protection you need? at legalzoom, we've created a better place to turn for your legal matters. maybe you want to incorporate a business you'd like to start. or protect your family with a will or living trust. legalzoom makes it easy with step-by-step help when completing your personalized document -- or you can even access an attorney to guide you along. with an "a" rating from the better business bureau legalzoom helps you get personalized and affordable legal protection. in most states, a legal plan attorney is available with every personalized document to answer any questions. get started at today. and now yo
cars, hauling away boats swept into the middle of the street. but as police learned in katrina, starts are prime territory for shady operators to steal cars targeting older models that can be -- we shadowed the new york police auto crime unit, spot checking towers, making sure they're t towing the line. at night it's often easier to get away with illegal tows. >> it's pitch black out here, you can't see anything. it's very dark, they can sneak in and out neighborhoods, grab cars and leave. >> along the way we stop at this spot where tow trucks have dropped off their vehicles. see the markings here? it has to do with the loan company. this car still has water in the health. let's give it a shake so you can see it. >> there's a reason why the insurance company totalled it out. >> for now police are monitoring the lot to make sure that cars don't disappear without reason. authorities seize records of one toein toeing companies. overcharged owners to get them back. after several attempts, we were unable to reach the company for comment. we put a van on it for an suv. >> reporter: no troubl
from and they're doing that with huge pumps. some of them deployed after katrina. they're pumping right now i think 700,000 gallons an hour. they hope later by later today they'll be pumping some 2 million gallons an hour. they're attacking this right now. at the same time, they try to push the debris out of their city. >> any idea, jim, how long that will take, that process of pumping it out? >> no. i don't really know how long it will take. because, you know, they're going to pump basements out. there's a high school near here. pumping that basement out. their gymnasium and back in to it so all the water's going to come out of the homes in to those lakes even as those lakes are being emptied and going to empty them all the way down to the bottom. it's certainly going to be a process. a weeklong process but at the same time the long-term outlook is here to rebuild and rebuild by memorial day, before the beginning of summer 2013. and they know that's even a tall order. may seem like seven months away, eight months away, no, there's so much work to be done in rebuilding it takes every bi
part of three states. >> we all remember, you know, after hurricane katrina, the fema trailers. do you think fema is doing a better job this time around, and it's just, as you said, because of the normality of the situation that there may be some criticism of the job that fema is doing? >> it's not my job -- my job is to think we always need to do more. and that's what i'm focused on. i think there's some things that have gone incredibly well. for example, the dewatering of the tunnels and the subways. over 475 million gallons of water were removed. i don't think anybody predicted it would be done this fast, given the sheer scale of it. the fema assistance that we've gotten on the ground, we have over half a billion dollars in the hands of survivors. and new york alone. but that's not enough. we know we've got to do more. there's a huge challenge for housing, because of the -- just the lack of available rental and hotel space. >> yeah. mr. burn, our deborah ferric talked to residents on staten island on thursday. let's listen. >> no government agency has shown up here to do anything to
from the aid given to the victims of hurricane katrina. >> gucci bags and massage parlors and everything you can think of. >> we will hear more from iowa congressman steve king straight ahead. >>> likely target, school's former president, why he could be charged with perjury. >>> plus this -- >> when negative ads and robo calls quit working, the political campaigns show up on doorsteps in ohio. what's it like to be a door-to-door campaign volunteer? newsroom starts now. >>> good morning. thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. new death toll and deepening concern from hurricane sandy three days after the storm washed ashore. here is a time lapsed video. that's what you're look iing at right now. watch the right side of your screen as the new york city skyline is plunged into darkness. there it goes. today, nearly 5 million homes and businesses are still without power. the death toll is inching up again. superstorm blamed for 56 deaths in the united states. half the victims just in new york city. the mayor says he expects that number to rise. officials say it
, survivors from hurricane katrina. amtrak hope made its way from slidell, louisiana, to newark, new jersey. organizers wanted to focus their efforts on smaller cities that may have been otherwise overlooked. they brought clothing, batteries, and diapers to hurricane survivors. much needed. >>> today is a global day of action for a young girl targeted and shot by the taliban all because she wanted to get an education. >>> and one man uses his camera to document dramatic changes on planet earth. he said glaciers are shrinking due to global warming. you'll see his evidence just ahead. >>> how about this? the rover curiosity is bringing us amazing pictures and insight into what the planet mars is like. what was it like to get the mission off the ground? coming up, you'll meet the woman who led the team. ♪ introducing the new 13-inch macbook pro, ♪ with the stunning retina display. ♪ for the pro in all of us. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] some day, your life will flash before your eyes. ♪ make it worth watching. ♪ the new 2013 lexus ls. an entirely new pursuit. evidentiary hearing fo
the katrina case, but a hard, hard case to win. it's an act of god. we set up and were properly set up an ordinary storm, but not something like this. 100 year storm. >> when you look at the cases dealing with katrina. do you think they have a pretty strong case, that they're not ultimately going to lose this? >> well, i think the utilities can put a strong defense on the board. the defense being we didn't anticipate a storm of this magnitude hitting the east coast of the united states. e-mail yonz of dollars were recovered in many suits against utilities, marinas, the u.s. army corps of engineers, huge numbers of class actions filed during the course of that litigation. bp, of course, just settled today in a criminal case. i wouldn't say that, you know, the long island people and the new jersey people are going to lose. they have got to prove that this was gross nelgs, that they should have anticipated a storm of this magnitude, and weren't properly prepared. >> also, breach of contract. you mentioned that as well. how did they do that? >> well, whenever you sign up with the utility c
-- well, except look at the price tag of repairing things after stuff. look at katrina and now sandy. you know, sandy wasn't especially a big hurricane, as hurricanes go. it just happened to get deflected ashore in an inopportune place, and from a geological standpoint, you know, katrina was 2005. sandy is 2012. in a sense of deep time, that's like the blink of an eye. it's just happened like that. if these storms happen every five years, then every four years, this is going to be very expensive and traumatic thing, and that's just in the developed world where we have the means to feed 50,000 people on thanksgiving day, but in developing worlds, it leads to just horrible trauma, and we have huge inefficient sis, and there's going to be conflict over transportation and clean water and who gets the rights to live in the right -- in the most desirable places. this could be a turning point. i am an advocate of doing everything all at once. >> so to both of you as we wrap it up, real quick then, do you believe, the both of you, we're going to see more, larger, begger, more frequent storms as a
superstorm sandy could cause more than -- could cost more than hurricane katrina. andrew cuomo says the superstorm will cost $42 billion. new york like other states appealing for federal aid. 110 people died in the region during the storm. nearly 1,800 lost their lives in hurricane katrina. >>> in the heart of sydney, australia, the arm of a construction crane falls on to a building, barely missing busy broadway street. the collapse happened after a fire involved the cab of the crane. just two weeks ago the construction site was shut down when workers walked off the job because of a gas leak. >>> technology and the law colliding, especially when it comes to cell phone use. it's a bad between your right to privacy and a lawful search of your cell phone. in rhode island, for example, a judge threw out cell phone evidence two months ago in the case of a man charged with killing a 6-year-old boy. in louisiana, a federal appeals court is reviewing how to handle location records stored on cell phones. on thursday, a senate committee will consider making changes to a 1986 law on electronic
that are working on it. some of it were deployed during katrina. they're pumping hundreds of thousands of gallons out of two lakes that are inside, and, therefore, draining that interior bowl. the word today is really reconstruction, and they are tackling this aggressively. tell me where all the sand goes. do you move the sand and recreate the beach? how does that work? >> well, there's a huge problem mayor matt dougherty said if there's any wood in there with nails in it or something, they literally will have to sift this sand with they are bare hands. people will have to go lou it to determine that it's safe. there's still a lot of work to be done, but, yes, they're shifrting it here on ocean avenue from one side to the other. they're going to push the debris in the town to ocean avenue then and then truck it all away. that's the strategy that they have. the mayor said it's the aggressive approach that he heard governor christie -- chris christie wanted him to take, and that was do whatever it takes to get the job done. >> do they have enough people to get the job done? are they bringing in wor
been through with katrina and rita down on the gulf, you have to know that government has a purpose. i have always said that. it can be constructive. it's an umbrella on a rainy day to take the story at hand with sandy's enormous storm. but governor romney does not want to support government in the way that helps people. and that means eliminating medicare. it means not caring about seniors, not providing for pell grants. you can't flip-flop in the last hours to suggest you would embrace government. we all want government to be efficient, and president obama has been a leader. he has the smallest federal government we have had in decades under president obama. smallest number of employees, but it has been efficient enough to be effective on the east coast, rising to the occasion, to the extent that republican governors have given the president and his team compliments in their responsiveness and the mayor of new york has endorsed him. it's not about that. it's about the president wanting to support a constructive government and governor romney who is trying to be president, running aga
efforts after hurricane katrina, he asked for a writer to shadow him, and they told him no that this is not the type of thing that is allowed. do you see anything that is inappropriate in her role here. >> if you are the justice department having to make a presidential decision about the unauthorized leak of classified information. paula broadwell was a reservist. you heard her mention that. as a reservist, she hilary clintons we're told, top secret compartmented information clearance, but that clearance is only in place, if you will, active when she's on reserve duty. clearly when she was embedded and getting ready as her biographer to write a book that, doesn't apply. unless david petraeus walked her in and -- if the general brings her into a room before there's a classified conversation, you really put the onus then on his suborder nants to raise the question of whether or not they can talk in front of her, and, of course, they're taking their signal from the general kwsh if he is bringing her in, it's implicit that they're able to speak in front of her, and i think t
for a period . we had katrina. we'll have things that will disrupt the economy. 9/11 was an extraordinary case. we have a i havery resilient economy. the fact that they can't get along for the month of january is not going to torpedo the economy. >> reporter: and, fredricka, i also talked to him about that meeting that the president had today with ceos from american businesses and, look, he told me, i think the president needs to take a very hard line in this second term when domes to these negotiations over the fiscal cliff and over taxes. >> and, in fact, as we talk about taxes, you know, buffett is known for supporting higher taxes for wealthy people, just like himself. you asked him some very tough specific questions about what he thinks wealthy people should pay. what did he say? >> reporter: you know, i'm having a hard time hearing you -- you know, i asked him point blank for some specifics on especially capital gains taxes when it comes to investments and the -- on the profit from investments. we wanted specifics from him and here's what he said. are you saying there is no taxation leve
believes that. >> well, we had hurricane sandy which disrupted the economy for a period. we had katrina many years ago. there are things that will disrupt the economy. 9/11 was an extraordinary case, but we have a very resilient economy. we've had one for hundreds of years. and the fact that they can't get along for the month of january is not going to torpedo the economy. >> of course, we also discussed taxes. warren buffett has been out front, talking about how he believes wealthy americans should pay more in maxes. we wanted to know how much more, specifically when it comes to capital gains taxes. >> we prospers with capital gains rates more than double what they are currently. >> we would be fine with 30 pest capital gains? >> sure. >> what about income taxes? >> they were revised 90% in my lifetime. very few people got up there, but i saw lots of people paying federal tax rates of 50%. and they went to work every day. >> so at this point, there's no level you're -- >> i think they could be significantly higher. >> that puts warren buffett at odds with many other ceos who argue if y
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